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    Mailing Address:
    The Woman's Educational Society of Colorado College
    14 East Cache La Poudre Street
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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    WES was founded in 1889 to give assistance to the students of Colorado College.



    These 2019 WES scholar graduating seniors are Emily Sussman, Jessi Blake, Natalie Watrous, and Katie Timzen, and they are shown at the Spring Luncheon at which they shared highlights of the last four years and future plans.


    Participants in the WES-PILLAR "Wings Over the Platte" trip witnessed one of the world's largest crane migrations in Nebraska.

    Van Briggle Pottery Building

    The Van Briggle Pottery building was built in 1907–08 to house the Van Briggle Pottery Company and to showcase the company's tile and terracotta products.

    WES supports scholars through participation in a number of events throughout the academic year, including teas, receptions, luncheons, art shows, theatrical performances, scholar athletic events, and fundraising efforts.

    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Colorado Women Led the Way: The Battle for Women’s Suffrage Lunch & Lecture

    Join the Woman’s Educational Society to kickoff the centennial celebration of the 19th amendment with a delicious plated lunch and dynamic lecture presented by Leah Davis Witherow, Curator of History at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

    LOCATION: Gaylord Hall, Worner Center on the CC Campus, 902 N Cascade

    COST: $27, to reserve your spot please send your check made out to Woman’s Educational Society (no later than Friday, Jan. 24), to: WES, 14 E Cache Le Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    Past Events

    Oct. 29, 2019: “How Three Strong Women Changed the Cultural Landscape of Colorado Springs for Good,” Bemis Hall, Colorado College
    Sept. 14, 2019:
    Historic Van Briggle Pottery Festival & Tour
    April 24, 2019:
    Annual Luncheon, Taste Restaurant, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
    April 3, 2019:
    "Ghosts of the Past" by Dr. Fawn-Amber Montoya, Worner Center
    March 17-21, 2019:
    WES/PILLAR Trip: Wings over the Platte
    March 2, 2019:
    Annual International Women’s Day Celebration, The Pinery.
    Feb. 7, 2019
    : Colorado Experience: Fannie Mae Duncan. Directed by: Kate Perdoni, Hillside Community Center
    Jan. 17, 2019:
    Book Talk with Cai Emmons, author of “Weather Woman”